Arcadia University News


June 9, 2016

Dr. Loury Recognized Honored for Community Involvement by Youth Coalition

Dr. Doreen Loury , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, is this year’s recipient of the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) Good Neighbor Award. She will be recognized for her work with young adults to improve educational opportunities and learning...

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April 1, 2016

Social Justice Week Gives Voice to Awareness of Abuse

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, the Pan African Studies Collective, and the Criminal Justice Society held its annual Social Justice Week from March 21 to 24, which focused on raising awareness about violence against women. The weeklong symposium featured...

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March 22, 2016

Arcadia Faculty and Students Showcase Research at South African University

From Feb. 18 to 28, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice faculty members Drs. Ana Maria Garcia , Anne Lee , and Favian Alejandro Martín presented research alongside students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The work ranged in topics from wrongful...

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March 10, 2016

Social Justice Week at Arcadia University Looks at Harassment, Abuse

Arcadia University’s Social Justice Week, from March 21 through the 24, will feature presentations and lectures on sexual harassment and abuse, looking closely at war-torn nations and online platforms. The week aims to open and further discussions of how these abuses can be addressed on national...

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December 1, 2015

Students, Faculty Present at Criminology Conference in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Brennan ’16 , Ayesha Bryan ’16 , Allison Danta ’16 , and Robert Ungurean ’16 , along with Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Favian Martín and Instructor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Dr. Anne Lee , presented research at the annual...

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February 25, 2015

Martín Publishes Article in ‘Critical Criminology’

Dr. Favian Alejandro Martín , assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, published an article titled “The Coverage of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in Criminal Justice and Criminology Introductory Textbooks” in Critical Criminology: An International Journal . To accomplish his...

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December 3, 2014

Van Horne Presents at the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne , assistant professor of criminal justice, presented a paper titled “When Parents Kill: Examining Filicides in the U.S.” at the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco on Nov. 21. This research examines 12 years of national data on filicides from the Supplementary...

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December 2, 2014

TSA Position Takes Clifford ’07 Around The World

By RAVEN ECKMAN ’16 Each year, millions of tons of cargo are shipped through airports in the United States. Stacked crates dominate warehouses, awaiting clearance to their next destination. Uniformed workers move through a maze of crates, scurrying around as trucks and forklifts move tons of cargo...

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August 27, 2014

Van Horne Presents Research on Femicides at John Jay Conference

In early June, Dr. Sheryl Van Horne presented a paper titled “The Impact of Religious Participation on Femicides across the U.S.: Implications for Community Change” in Athens, Greece, at John Jay’s Biennial International Conference on The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Security, Social Justice...

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June 24, 2014

Van Horne Presents and Leads at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Dr. Sheryl van Horne , assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, presented two papers at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in Philadelphia: “Transporting the Criminal Justice Field to the Classroom: Utilizing Narratives in Introductory...

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January 4, 2014

Martín Publishes Journal Article, Two Book Chapters

Dr. Favian Alejandro Martín , assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, published an article titled “The Coverage of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in Criminal Justice and Criminology Introductory Textbooks” in Critical Criminology: An International Journal . For his article,...

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June 26, 2013

Justice Studies Conference at Arcadia Focuses on Community Building and Restoration

From May 30 to June 1, Arcadia hosted the Justice Studies Association (JSA) conference, an event focusing on building, restoring, and teaching communities. The conference included a panel discussion about the Inside-Out program at Arcadia, a national endeavor that increases opportunities for men...

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April 1, 2013

Register Now: Acting Course Takes Students Behind Prison Walls

For students in the course “Inside-Out: Acting Behind the Walls,” all the world’s a stage—even when behind prison walls. This life-changing class developed by Celeste Walker , Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts, brings college students together with incarcerated individuals to study as peers in a...

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February 11, 2013

Van Horne to Present at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne , Assistant Professor and Director of Criminal Justice, Director of Global Security and Emergency Management, will present “Justice Betrayed: Framing the Outcome of Justice on Oxygen Network’s Snapped ” on March 23 at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in...

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September 26, 2012

Van Horne Presents Two Papers at European Society of Criminology Conference

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne presents two papers at the 12th annual European Society of Criminology Conference in Bilbao, Spain, Sept. 12-15. The abstract for the first paper, “When Children Are Killed: Child Homicide in the U.S.,” follows: Although child homicide deaths account for only about ten percent...

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August 29, 2012

Inside-Out Program Explores Social Justice Through Yogic Path

What happens when you put a dozen students in a room with a dozen incarcerated individuals to practice yoga? It's up to Arcadians to find out. “Living Your Yoga” is a course offered through the national Inside-Out program. It takes students behind the walls of the Philadelphia Detention Center to...

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May 10, 2012

Big Fork Eagle: U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist to Pursue Double Major at Arcadia

Big Fork Eagle (Big Fork, Mont.) reported that Amber McDaniel , an incoming member of the class of 2016, was one of 550 semifinalist chosen out of 3.2 million students in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, the highest academic honor in the country. McDaniel will pursue a double major in...

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March 29, 2012

Philadelphia Fox29: Loury Speaks on Racial Profiling

Dr. Doreen Loury , Assistant Professor of Sociology, was a guest on Channel FOX 29 Philadelphia for a Race In America segment on March 29. Joined by Bill Anderson, radio host at 900am WURD, Loury spoke on the topic of racial profiling in response to news related to the Trayvon Martin shooting,...

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March 23, 2012

Exoneree Takes Center Stage at Wrongful Convictions Forum

By Ashley Gast ’12 Faculty, students and members from the community were invited to attend a panel discussion on eyewitness mis-identification and wrongful convictions Tuesday night in the Commons Great Room. The forum was led by Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s legal director Marissa Bluestine,...

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March 2, 2012

Arcadia University Gets a Nod from ‘Scottsboro Boys,’ PA Innocence Project

Arcadia University, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project (PIP) was mentioned in the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Scottsboro Boys Playwise program, which ran at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Jan. 20-Feb.19. PIP teamed with the Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project (PCRP)...

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November 29, 2011

Criminal Justice Major Lands Prestigious Federal Internship

By Purnell T. Cropper Three years ago Ashley Gast ’12 arrived on campus with a plan: study biology and then pursue a master’s degree and career in forensic science. But she had a change of heart after taking Dr. John Noakes ’ First-Year Seminar Contested Convictions: Exploring Claims of Actual...

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